Some 60 youngsters were recently awarded certificates as peer educators at a colourful ceremony held at Seven Seas in Kololo. The lot are part of the Reach A Hand Uganda (Rahu) Peer Educators’ Academy.
Rahu is a youth-led non-profit organisation focused on youth empowerment with an emphasis on sexual reproductive health and rights, HIV/Aids awareness and prevention.
Gilbert Beyamba, the chief of party at Rahu, explained that the programme included a one-month training in key areas, including importance of peer education, changing high-risk behaviours, listening, responding, referral and intervention skills, inclusivity, programming and presentation skills, self-care, and group development.
“The Peer education course benefits not only the young people enrolled, but the students in the different schools they will be placed in. By sharing this learning with others, they’re helping create a healthier, more informed community.” Humphrey Nabimanya, executive director, Rahu observed.
But the fun was not lost on more serious issues. Young people entertained each other with poem recitals, news bulletins and songs, which had underlying messages about safe sex and related issues. In the house were Irene Ntale, Lydia Jazmine, Maurice Hassa and Ray Signature who performed for the lively and responsive young crowd.
More in Four One One
Bebe Cool continues to rant about Tubonga Nawe project
Bebe Cool has clearly not gotten over the backlash he received after the 2015 Tubonga Nawe campaign that saw...May 23, 2017
Drake breaks Adele’s record, scoops 13 awards in single night
Drake yesterday became the first artiste to scoop 13 accolades in the Billboard Music Awards, beating Adele’s 2012 record of 12...May 22, 2017
Afrigo Band celebrate 42 years with a special cocktail party
Being in the game for over 40 years is not easy at all but Afrigo Band has successfully been doing music...May 20, 2017
Miss Leah Kagasa The Face Of UNAA Causes Clean Water Awareness
She might have not performed well at the Miss World beauty pageant as she expected but Leah Kagasa is still...May 20, 2017
Steve Harvey sued over torture, child endangerment
The last time film actor Steve Harvey made headlines world over was when he announced the wrong winner on the...May 20, 2017
Nessim quits Badi Music
Usually by this time of year, Badi Music has produced more than five hits but the studio has not had even...May 20, 2017
A fan who touches my butt deserves a slap-Sheebah
You want to have a problem with Singer Sheebah Karungi? Tell her she likes being half naked. The Swaggmama has always...May 20, 2017
Muziki’s Darassa coming to Uganda
Can we get a hallelujah for this one! If you ask many Ugandans who the guy behind the Muziki song that...May 20, 2017
Pastor Manjeri brags at Babirye’s show
Among the pastors at Judith Babirye’s concert at Kampala Serena Hotel, Irene Manjeri was the one with the least flock but...May 20, 2017